Seat selection for your events? No worries, EventNook has a solution for you.

EventNook would like to share some small tip with you whilst creating your event with us! In view of improving our customer care service, our admins had been occasionally trying out our own platform and brainstorming on how we can improve to serve you better. We understand that as event organizers, you might face various unpredictable circumstances as well as having
issue searching for the most suitable event registration platform. EventNook focus on making registration and ticketing fast, easy and smooth on general admission as well as free seating type of events.

However, we have a solution for you! If your event requires a seating plan for your guests such as corporate dinner & dance events, social event, filmography or movie events etc., you can simply create one on your own!EventNook is here to save your day!

One of EventNook’s organizers (Boon Lay CC) had cleverly utilized Google Spreadsheet to facilitate their seating plan and it had successfully supported their event! Spriderman event registration page

With the given Google spreadsheet link, they had allowed attendees to email them on their selected seat(s) preference on a first-come-first served basis.

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You can try it on your own too!


Step 1:  Go to Google Documents, click on the CREATE button and select Spreadsheet.

Step 2: With the floor plan of your theatre/stage/seating plan, you can then design your own seating plan!

Step 3: Once you are done, click on the Share button at the top right.
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Step 4: You may now share it with your team members to view and to make any changes to the event’s seating plan!

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Step 5: Share the link generated by Google Spreadsheet on your EventNook’s event registration page and allow attendees to pick their preferred seats.

Step 5Voilà! There you go! This spreadsheet guide provides you with an alternative to other more costly paid-ticketing platform as it effectively complements your EventNook registration page without incurring extra costs. If that isn’t enough for you to consider, you can try setting up both the spreadsheet and your event registration page, it will take you less than 20 minutes for the whole process.

How great is that? Definitely worth a try! For more updates and tips on event registrations, stay tune with us!

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Top website builders to manage your events?

After months of long planning, discussing and meeting up with your ideal team, bits and pieces of your upcoming event are finally put into place. And with EventNook, you are able to create your own micro website for registration, customization of event form, multiple ticketing tools, attendees management as well as managing online payment.

However, as event organizers there are times whereby a micro-site alone might not be sufficient to cater to your event marketing needs. Here are some main site builders you can consider:

1.Strikingly

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Fast and reliable platform to create websites?
Be it a personal portfolio, company pages, resumes or even events.

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Mobile friendly

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Strikingly delivers the quickest and simplest way to create professional websites. With search engine optimization, audiences can now find you easily. No coding or any design experience will be required from you to create these websites, and on top of that they are mobile-ready for you. Webpage creation instantly becomes easier with Strikingly.

 2. Weebly

weeblyTo create a high quality site, blog or online shop?

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Weebly works brilliantly on computers, tablets and even phones.

 Weebly with Video LightboxWeebly websites also allow users to embed interactive video through Video Lightbox Widget enabling perfect customization for videographers, entrepreneurs, blogs and other informative websites.

3. Squarespace

squarespace front pageProfessional high-imagery website creating platform

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squarespace template 2Squarespace is an excellent, easy to use and simple interface offering designer templates. Fonts, sizes, spacing, colours, sidebar width and images are easy to comprehend to allow any editing or change, which enable you to customize your desired website without any codes required.  Responsive templates allows user to resize their browser and their content as well.

Eventually, there is no easy or quick way out to build website. It ultimately boils down to what you are actually seeking for, be it service level agreement, templates provided to suit your event, targeting audience, flexibility, cost effective, etc.

Tell us more on other website builders that you have come across with @EventNook!
We would like to hear from you!
Or if you have an event to organize, you can visit us too!

Organizing an event?

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and Free for Free events!

Musicity Singapore 2014

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Following the success opening of Musicity Singapore 2014, the three other shows launched had amazingly come to an end as well. Two more nights left to groove to the live music and to explore between the intersection of music, place, memory and experience. EventNook proudly presents to you Musicity Singapore 2014,  a location based and curated music platform performed by our very own homegrown local musicians who compose and produce their own music in response to an aspect of the city which inspires them.  Also, the up and coming neighbourhood Tiong Bahru Estate with its rich heritage and stories will be the home for this event! Hesitate no more! Do check out the slots for the last two nights: http://www.eventnook.com/event/musicitysingapore2014/Event-Details

Organizing an event?

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and Free for Free events!

Major Events Happening in Singapore April 2014

Whether you’re looking for a place to bring your love ones or spend time with your family. Here are a few things to look forward to in Singapore in April. Take out your calendars and mark down these dates.

  1. Qing Ming Festival
    Qing ming festival singaporeThis is not a public holiday, but it is a festival to remember the dead by visiting, cleaning the gravesites of the deceased and also offering joss sticks, paper money, paper goods, food and drinks. Most families in Singapore honor this day by having a family reunion but you would be able to share this experience by visiting a crematorium early on the 5th of April.
  2. Singapore Yacht Show 2014
    Singapore yacht show 2014Discover some of the world’s finest superyacht and international  yacht brands. It will be held at ONE°15 Marina Club from 10-13th April 2014. Be part of this prestigious show and discover a world stunning range of boats and yachts. Book your tickets on EventNook now! http://evnk.co/singaporeyachtshow2014
  3. Songkran Festival Singapore/ Myanmar Thingyan Water Festival
    Songkran water festivalSongkran festival is an important event on the Buddhist calendar. A water fight is a marking of the beginning of the Traditional Thai New Year. The water is a symbolism of washing the bad luck so as the good luck would enter in the present year.  This is also celebrated in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar (Thingyan Water Festival).  You can join in the action, as Singapore is holding the Largest Water Festival Celebration Party in Singapore on the 12-13th April.
  4. Good Friday
    Good Friday - CrossesGood Friday marks the death of Jesus Christ according to Christian’s belief. It is the day that Jesus was crucified on the cross. It is a public holiday in Singapore and Christians in Singapore would observe this special day by fasting, praying and attending a church service on the 18th April.
  5. Easter Sunday
    Easter egg bunnyEaster Sunday is then celebrated to mark the day that Jesus rose from the dead. Through his death, it is believed that Jesus paid the penalty for sin, and forgiven us and that we have eternal life in Christ Jesus. Easter in Singapore is usually a family event. It is observed by attending a church service or participating in an Easter egg hunt with your kids. Easter will be on the 20th April.

10 Steps to Plan A Successful Event

Whether you were selected to plan an event or if you volunteered to plan for an event, we know it is a huge responsibility with many tasks involved. Here is the basic framework to get you started.

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Step 1 Determine the Goal of Your Event

Define what objectives and outcomes of the event

Identify target audience and event emphasis

Step 2 Decide on a date and time for the event

Organize a team to handle specific details (for eg. Sourcing venue, sourcing sponsors, logistics, registration, etc)

Step 3 Consider the location and type of facilities needed to host event

When making overall decisions, consider that the event is all about creating a memorable and unique experience for your attendees

Step 4 Organize a team or form partnerships with other organizations to assist with execution of the event

Identify their roles

Step 5 Figure out the finances and budget for the event

Identify realistic and necessary true cost and plan potential revenue and expenses

Step 6 Create a timeline for the event

Outline administrative processes, document who is responsible

Communicate this timeline to everyone involved in the event

Step 7 Determine Key decisions:

  • Program – Determine order of activities, execute agenda items and how to communicate program to attendees
  • Speakers – First, you would have to source for your speakers, and then identify topics, as this is a deciding factor for most of your attendees. Consider the time frame for each speaker and host him or her warmly.
  • Equipment – Identify equipment needed, source for equipment within budget and responsible to pick up and return the equipment
  • Publicity – Identify methods will be used to publicize the event or activity. Make use of both online and offline marketing tools to stay within budget. Appoint someone to be responsible for disseminating information.
Step 8 Take into consideration other special needs, such as:

  • Nice Food
  • Entertainment
  • Decorations
  • Photography/Videography
Step 9 Determine Evaluation Process

Was the event a success, did it manage to fulfill what you initially plan to achieve?

Send out an evaluation and thank you notes to your attendees, this information  would be important for future events

Step 10 Now that you have a basic idea of what planning an event entails, your next step is to get in on the action!

 

1 Day HTML/CSS Weekend Crash Course

Type in “HTML crash course” on Google and you can find detailed information on learning HTML, so why should you attend this crash course?

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We understand that self-learning can be pretty frustrating and not everyone has the luxury to attend a 3-month HTML course while working or attending school. So a 1-day crash course will equip you with a strong foundation for you to build your revisions on.

Your primary goal is to get your “hands dirty” and make tons of mistakes!
It is through mistakes that we learn and remember.

The agenda for our course includes:

  • Understanding the link to HTML, browsers, server and internet history
  • “Why” and “How” code works
  • HTML tags, CSS techniques and basic JavaScript
  • Incorporate plugins and embedding onto your current site
  • Exercise good coding habits
  • Recognise good designs
  • Building a beautiful web page from scratch with CSS framework like Bootstrap

Join in on the action

Bring your laptop on the 22nd March 2014 Saturday, at Plugin Blk 71 Ayer Rajah Crescent.
Meet our amazing speakers and network with other attendees. We hope to see you soon!

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We promise you that you will walk away confident with using HTML, achieve better coding habits and get resources to dive in from building your website from scratch.

To register please visit: http://www.eventnook.com/event/html-crash-course-mar2014/home

No More Manual Registration! Save 80% of Time With Online Registration

As an event organizer, you have a hectic job of planning for a Christmas party or a global seminar.

In the world of event planning, there is a continual challenge of meeting deadlines and fixing problems that arise real time. Manual registration is a labor-intensive process to train people to carefully collect and retrieve data, collect manual payments and manage good customer service.

What if you could capture all these information at once, without any data entry? Here are some ways that online event registration and ticketing can significantly save time to plan for your next event.

  • Register On the Go

    Most of your attendees expect to be able to register for events online. Online registration overcomes the hassle of having you manually collect data one by one. Your information can be simply entered and recorded efficiently. You could also save time by creating an event or register for one on the go, as long as there is Internet connection. Providing a convenient way for people to register for events can result in an increase in attendance.
  • Automatic Bill Pay

    Manually collecting cash and cheques from your attendees can be a tedious event. Automating payment transactions can help you reduce the time needed to check for discrepancies. Time is usually wasted when following up with your attendees to solve the issue. Online event registration payments are encrypted, safe and can be processed immediately on our websites. Additionally, invoices are automatically sent to your attendees when a payment transaction has been successfully made.
  • Event Efficiency

    Human errors such as duplication or lost registrations are common when you use manual registration processes. Thus, causing confusion and disappointment to your attendees.  With online registration functions, we have features that eliminate these errors. Information can also be tracked real-time, allowing you, as an event organizer to focus your efforts on other areas of the event, providing the most valuable event for your attendees.
  • One click Export and Share Button
     
    With online registration, you can easily reduce a 2-step process of creating an excel sheet and emailing, to a 1-step process by clicking on our Google Drive button, where you can easily share your attendees list with other event organizers. No one needs to commit hours to input data manually on excel spreadsheet when it can be conveniently consolidated with a click of a button to “Export List As Excel.”

Sign up now with EventNook! We are an online event registration and ticketing platform, which can help you create a professional event page in 5 minutes. Feel free to try out our services and if you have any enquiries or questions, you can contact us directly. We would like to make your event a success!

Sistic or EventNook: Which is best for event organisers?

EventNook - the Sistic AlternativeRecently, people have been asking whether they can use EventNook in the same way as SISTIC to sell event tickets. EventNook can be a viable alternative to most, although there are some types of events we cannot cater to.

Eventnook logoTo make things clearer, here’s an overview of what EventNook can and cannot do. Let’s start with what we cannot do, so we don’t waste your time!

New to EventNook? Click here for a quick one-minute overview!

1. Cannot: Assigned seating

Some events will assign a seat number to every attendee. This is especially common with large performances and sometimes with concerts.

Unfortunately, we are not able to provide assigned seating at the moment. We may add this feature in the future.

2.Cannot: Network of authorized agents

Unlike SISTIC, we don’t have the disposal of a network of authorized agents ticket-printerfor ticket pick-up. We are also not going to have one. It simply doesn’t fit with the times any more. Even airlines work almost exclusively with e-tickets these days.

This feature must have been really useful when SISTIC started its phone booking services back in 1991, but really, we don’t think it’s necessary these days. Nevertheless, should you wish to make use of a ticket network, it’s probably best to stay with SISTIC.

3. Can: E-ticketing

We will send e-tickets directly to your attendees’ e-mail address immediately upon receipt of payment. These tickets will contain a bar code so that you can handle them just as easily as tickets printed at an authorized agent, saving both time and money for the event organiser and attendees alike. (You may want to check out our QR code ticket check-in!)

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What are you going to do with all the money saved?

4. Can: Save money

Because of what we don’t do, EventNook is a lot cheaper to use than SISTIC. We use a no-nonsense fee structure, and you will always only pay for what you use.

  • EventNook charges no setup fees or any other fixed fee.
  • Pay only for what you use. If you sell 20 tickets of $50 each, you pay only $31. No other hidden fees!
  • It’s absolutely free to sell free tickets on EventNook (and always will be).
Google Form or EventNook? Check out how EventNook can be Google Forms’s alternative for event registration here!

5. Can: EventNook is reliable

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We take reliability every bit as serious as BMW

When you sell tickets for events, there is often a rush period where everyone tries to book their ticket. SISTIC has been known for outages, especially when large K-POP events hit Singapore.

Of course, you don’t want your ticketing provider to fail you when you need them most!

That is why EventNook is built on the latest technologies to be scalable and reliable. Our cloud-based back end is of the highest grade; other companies making use of the same setup include Toyota and BMW.

But don’t take our word for it. Many event organisers have opted for EventNook over SISTIC already, including Singapore Yacht Show 2014, DBS-HUB Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, and Opp Live 2014.

6. Can: Collect audience data

Would you like to have the e-mail addresses of everyone who comes to your event?

On EventNook, you can customize the sign-up form to ask any question that is relevant to your event. You can set mandatory and optional questions.

You might also like to know other facts about who’s coming, such as their age, their favorite music style, their preferred drink or where they first found out about your event. The more you know about who’s coming, the better you can be prepared!

You can ask people whether they would like to opt-in to your e-mail list, and that way you will have an easy way to promote future events to those who have already come to your events before. You’ll build an automatic e-mail list without any extra effort!

Not only that, but with one click, you can save all the collected audience data to an Excel spreadsheet (or on Google Drive), and from there you can export it to other software, such as your CRM or e-mail marketing software.

7. Can: EventNook is easy to use

We take pride in making EventNook extremely easy to use. For both organisers and participants. No matter how large your event is. You can set up your event registration in 10 minutes.

Hard to believe? If you’ve read all the way up to here, why don’t you give us a spin? As long as your tickets are free, you will never be charged anything. Go here to give EventNook a try.

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Vi.bran.se Exhibits Social Enterprise in Singapore

What is a social enterprise?
“Social enterprises are, first and foremost, businesses…Like any other business, it aims to create surpluses, but seeks to reinvest those surpluses to achieve its social objectives.” – Social Enterprise Association

Vi.bran.se is part of a campaign, ad.vo.ca.se (pronounced advocacy), aimed at raising awareness of social enterprises among youths and young adults in Singapore. Launched by final year students from NTU’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication, they present:

Vi.bran.se: An Interactive Exhibition of Local Social Enterprises

Vi.bran.se (pronounced as vibrancy) is an interactive carnival and museum like event that serves to showcase lifestyle products and services from local social enterprises in Singapore. Want to know more about how successful entrepreneurs put the heart into their businesses? Spend your day visiting the exhibits of 15 local social enterprises and learning about their worthy causes.

At the same time, don’t forget to treat yourself to food, drinks, performances and more! YouTube performer Joie Tan and singer songwriter Sara Wee will be sharing the stage with some of our social enterprises. They have worked hard, for many months to bring to us this event, come join them at:

Click on this link for the trailer: http://youtu.be/DBsVN55GsWk

You can watch more YouTube clips on some of the social entrepreneurs, performers and other information regarding this campaign on their FaceBook page. Click here to find out more!

Valentine’s Day Special 2014

This Valentine’s Day we have found 10 ways to express your love to the ones you care about. We at EventNook, love you so much and decided to put together a list of events for both our single and attached friends.

For the Singles:

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  1. Valentine’s Day Speed Dating Cooking Class
    It will be held on the 8th Feb 2014, by Tools of the Trade (ToTT). It’s a good way to find a date for this valentine’s! Hurry class is limited to 12 couples.

  2. Valentine Vendetta 2014
    Don’t worry if you still haven’t found a date. Head on over to Valentine Vendetta 2014. Held on the 14th Feb 2014 at New Asia, would be the 4th year running to Singapore’s no. 1 Valentine’s Day singles party.

  3. Heart to Heart Adventure at Botanic Gardens
    If the above events are too outgoing for you, join Arakah & Ayuri on the 15th Feb 2014. There will be adventure activities and also a sandwich making session (ingredients are provided and donations are welcomed). It’s a free event, bring your friends and RSVP by clicking the link above.

    For the Couples:

    On a tight budget:

  4. Picnic while watching the sunset
    Take your partner down a romantic path to watch the sunset at various locations, East Coast Park, West Coast Park, Sentosa, Mount Fabor, Labrador Park or Changi Broadwalk. Bring along a picnic basket and appreciate the special moments together. A note to remember, the sun sets at 7:21pm. Check this link before you leave the house.

  5. Corinne May Valentine’s Day Special 
    A special concert held at Gardens by the bay, by Corinne May. She would be putting up a performance from 8-8:45pm for free.who are ready to splurge:

  6. Endless Love Valentine’s Day Gold Class Dinning Set
    This set includes a pair of Gold Class movie tickets, 3-course menu, Champagne, tea and other delightful gifts. It is available for purchase at Gold Class Katong, VivoCity & Great World City.

  7. Valentine’s Day Sunset Cruise!
    Cruise down the Amazing night skyline of Singapore, the sunset and fireworks to accompany. Board the yacht at ONE° 15 Marina Club. RSVP now, only available to 8 couples!

  8. Sky Dining
    Be captivated by the sun setting and get a bird’s eye view of Singapore’s landscape. (not available on the 14th of Feb 2014)

  9. Dive with the Sharks
    If you are an adrenaline junkie and would like something more adventurous. Dive with the Sharks at Underwater World Singapore! Spend 90 minutes with these magnificent sea creatures without having a scuba-diving license.

  10.  Lucky for you, Valentine’s Day happen to fall on Friday and you may want to consider a romantic staycation with your partner. There are wide selections of hotels you can choose from. Here’s one:
    Four Seasons: The Lover’s Cocoon
    The package includes a couple’s floor deluxe room, breakfast in bed, late check out and a half bottle Veuve Clicquot Champagn.